- The Newbie Club -- Free computer help for newbies or any level of user. Many tutorials, E-books, and much more. Newbie Club members have unlimited free access to the Newbie-Friendliest PC and Net Learning resources on the Web. Plus, if your computer is sick, they will cure it. Just sign up, no hidden costs (though they do have some great educational books and CD-ROMs for sale). Any country.
- Kbears.com -- A cool, free, and fun educational web site for young kids. Includes a version with no sounds and fewer gizmos, great for classrooms and low-speed connections.
- free-ed.net -- Free online educational and vocational courses, no hidden fees or books to buy. Learn C++, welding, photography, medical terminology, and much more -- over 120 courses in all.
- FreeTranslation.com -- This is an easy-to-use site for rapid translations where you can get the "gist" of foreign language text and web pages. Very simple to use, even if the text contains those special foreign characters.
- Space.com -- Everything space-related can be found here -- news, TV and book reviews, message boards, chat, and lots of articles. Even a section on UFOs.
- InterTran -- Here's an online language translator that has more language options than most. You can copy the text into the page or give it an URL of an entire web page to translate,
- StarChild -- ...A Learning Center for Young Astronomers. This NASA site is specifically designed for children. It has games, movies, maps, and lots of fun facts that you can amaze your friends with.
- Schoolwork.Ugh -- This is a large, yet organized, collection of links to online references that will help you get your homework done. A very nice resource for anyone doing research, too!
- The Digital Education Network -- This is a pretty unusual and interesting site for both teachers and students. Various sections such as Internet, Math, Writing, News, Graphics, and Sky take you on educational tours (with lots of pictures), teach you how to do something, or give you challenging problems to solve.
- National Geographic -- You know the magazine, now check out their excellent web site. All of the great stories and photos, and more. For instance, their Park of the Month, with an interactive maps, facts & figures, travel tips, etc. If you have Shockwave and Quicktime VR, be sure to check out their "Fantastic Forest" (see their "Contents" page).
- Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago -- Even if you can't visit the actual museum, you can view samples from many of their exhibits and collections here. (If you are in the Chicago area, try identifying an artifact for free passes.) Also check out Science in the News, educational materials, and of course their gift shop!
- Spectrum Virtual University -- Sign up for free virtual courses on computers, the Internet, and "Exploring the Mind".
Hurry! Enroll by Jan. 10th for Winter classes.
- Earth & Sky -- This is the Web-version of a daily science radio series. Listen to RealAudio clips or read scripts of show topics about lots of science topics, including astronomy, geology, Earth's natural history, alien life, and more.
- Little Explorers -- Little Explorers is a unique, free website that lets preschoolers and elementary school students surf the web easily. Children use a picture dictionary format to link to over 400 carefully chosen, fun educational activities (and it's growing daily). Kids can play Enchanted Learning Software's on-line connect-the-dots games, play Scrambled Dinosaurs, make a truck, read nursery rhymes and stories, or visit zoos and museums, get craft and art ideas, and link to hundreds of great sites. Little Explorers is also an excellent resource for elementary school teachers to introduce younger students to the World Wide Web in a controlled environment.
- Smithsonian's 150th Birthday -- You can check out all of the Smithsonian's museums and organizations online, plus take a 3D virtual (VRML) tour, and take a "byte" out of their birthday cake. Also check out their upcoming events and travelling exhibitions.
- Seussville -- This is the official Dr. Seuss site. It's a fun and educational site for kids of all ages. You can play games, ask Dr. Seuss a question, check the Cat in the Hat's tour schedule, and get info on the Green Eggs and Ham CD-ROM (even some recipes, crafts & activities, and a demo).
- Ask Dr. Math -- Get anwers to over 4800 math questions and puzzles, or ask your own questions.Cover all levels from K-12, plus college and beyond.
- Learn2.com -- Learn all of the stuff they didn't teach you in school, but makes life more interesting. Learn how to drive a stick shift, varnish a table, spin a basketball, shave your legs, carve a turkey and other 'useful' stuff. Each lesson is a fully illustrated, fun tutorial. Go get smart and impress your friends!
- Foreign Languages for Travelers -- Whether you're getting ready to travel abroad, or just want to start learning another language, this site can be your free online tutor! Select the language you speak now and the language you want to learn, and the lesson begins. Phrases are grouped by category, so you can learn the parts you want. Some parts even have spoken words. In addition, you have access to searchable translation dictionaries, travel information, and a message board.
- The National Park Service -- Planning a trip or live near a national park? Here you can check out camping conditions, park rules, local phone numbers, and more. Check the Nature Net for info about plants, animals, geology, water, and air. Also learn a little history, look for park jobs, find out about future planning, and more.
- Mayo Health O@sis -- This site is a combination of an online medical encyclopedia and online health magazine. Plus, it has features like a healthy cookbook, a tip of the day, and more.
- Blades of Tara -- If you are into Medieval stuff, check this page out. Links to sites related to the Society for Creative Anachronism, historical sites, Medievel clothing and accessories for sale (and how to make them -- wanna buy some armor, or would you prefer to learn how to make it yourself?), and more. How about wearable sundials? Pierceless belly button rings for belly dancing?
- American Cancer Society -- It sounds boring, but this really is a cool page, with Smoke Scream, Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer information, programs and events, and school programs. Also some cool Shockwave clips.
- The History Channel -- Home page for this A&E cable channel. Whether you're a history buff or just want to know what happened on this day in history, this can be a cool site to visit.
- Dr. Toy's Guide on the Internet -- Lists the best toys with photos and ordering information. By the Director of the Institute for Childhood Resources. Also articles about toys and safety.
- Notable Citizens of Planet Earth -- Biographical dictionary of over 18,000 people from ancient times to today.
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